Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences focuses on the interrelationship of individuals throughout the lifespan and the impact of social and economic factors on the family system. Students learn about communication skills, human growth and development, family dynamics, parenting and child guidance skills, family economic issues, and research and theory. Graduates are prepared for professional work with social and community agencies serving individuals and families.This degree program has been deemed a CFLE-approved academic program by the National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator program so that you can apply through the abbreviated application process to become a CFLE upon graduation.

College: Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences
Delivery Format: 100% online
Program Credits:  120 credits
Program Length: 4 - 6 years
Cost Per Credit Hour: $$369.10
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

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NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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HLC phone: 800-621-7440

Contact Information
Name:Kourtney Vaillancourt
Title:College Associate Professor
Phone: 575 646-3383
Email:kvaillan@nmsu.edu